Minister Ring urges Mayo businesses to get involved

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, this week urged Mayo tourism businesses to get involved as he officially launched the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, the first national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector. Rewarding innovation in tourism, significant initiatives at home and overseas and the best examples of improvement to the tourism experience, the Irish Tourism Industry Awards – already dubbed the ‘ITAs’ – seek to identify those players in the tourism sector who have made a difference and are setting an example for the rest of the industry.

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Greater participation sought in innovation awards in the BMW region

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The Irish Times and InterTradeIreland are calling on firms in counties from the Border, Midland, and Western Region to enter the island’s most prestigious awards for innovation. To-date the BMW Region is the least represented area across all categories. Companies across the Border, Midland and Western Region are missing out on raising their profile by failing to nominate themselves for The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. The BMW Regional Assembly is supporting this call for the region’s most innovative companies to gain national recognition. Applications are invited from all industries - agri-food, bio-science, energy and the environment, creative industries, manufacturing and IT and telecoms – all that is needed is a good idea.

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Westport’s Mary honoured for 20 years service

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Mary Golden (left) is pictured with Debbie White, chief executive of Sodexo UK and Ireland, at the Long Service Awards in London.

Mary Golden from Carrowholly, Westport, recently enjoyed a VIP trip to London in recognition of her 20 years’ service with Sodexo Ireland, one of the country’s biggest food and facilities management providers. Mary is one of the Sodexo staff based at Allergan in Westport and she joined over 120 colleagues from across Ireland and the UK for lunch on-board the Bateaux London Symphony, the city’s largest restaurant cruise vessel, taking in the famous sights of London along the River Thames. Following the cruise, Mary and the other recipients enjoyed a celebratory dinner at Madame Tussauds and a presentation of their chosen gift in recognition of their many years of service by Debbie White, chief executive of Sodexo UK and Ireland.

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Ballina Chamber is working hard for exporters

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is a key resource for local companies seeking to trade internationally or expand their operations overseas. The chamber is licensed to authorise official international trade documentation for foreign destinations that include Iran, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Botswana, and Ukraine.

“Our Certificates of Origin service is an important support for manufacturers and service providers in the Mayo/Sligo region,” said David Dwane, secretary of Ballina Chamber of Commerce. “As an open economy it is important that there are as few barriers to international trade as possible, and we in the chamber are keen to ensure that Ballina and the Moy Valley region in particular are maintained as an attractive destination for industry.”

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Is The Entrepreneur Exchange for your business?

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Are you an entrepreneur with an investor-ready business? Or is your business at the stage where you are ready to scale? Do you want advice from, and valuable face-to-face time with, some of the country’s most successful business leaders? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then The Entrepreneur Exchange - an exciting, fast-moving mentoring and networking opportunity - is for you.

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Unemployment drops by 10.6% in Mayo – O’Mahony

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O'Mahony has said that a drop of 10.6% in unemployment figures for Mayo is a clear indication that the economic recovery is well underway.

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Business award worth over €7,000 up for grabs

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Launching the Gradam Gnó le Gaeilge 2014 were: Enda Casey, Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Mayo; Cróna Esler, The Western People; Nóirín Bairéad, Gnó Mhaigh Eo; Marie Walsh, Midwest Radio; and Sarah Flood, SNAP Mayo. Photo: Ken Wright.

Businesses in Mayo are being encouraged to enter this year’s Gradam Gnó le Gaeilge competition to be in with a chance to win €7,000 worth of advertising and training.

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Low cost credit for SMEs through new State bank

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Deputy John O’Mahony

SMEs in Mayo stand to benefit significantly from a new State backed bank that will make it easier and cheaper for businesses to access credit.

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More award success for Kelly’s

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Sean Kelly of Kelly’s Butchers, Newport, at the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2014 in The Clayton Hotel, Galway, with Brendan McDermott, regional director with Ulster Bank.

Multi-award winning Newport company, Kelly’s Butchers, collected another prestigious prize last week - this time at the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards.

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Meet West organisers expect a sell-out event

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Over 300 delegates have now registered to attend Meet West 2014 and organisers are predicting the event will sell out.

The two-day conference, in the Galway Bay Hotel on Thursday and Friday, November 20 and 21, is the largest business networking event in the west of Ireland.

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Achill have set-up a fairytale Connacht Junior final against Aran Islands

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Anytime you win a county senior title is a good time but there are certain times when it can be more favourable than others.

This is not one of those years, neither was last year for Castlebar Mitchells.

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Companies struggling to fill high paid, senior roles

Tue, Nov 04, 2014

A number of leading companies in the west of Ireland are struggling to fill well-paid engineering roles, according to a new survey by Matrix Recruitment.

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